Barrier Breakers Services
EIN# 88-2477904 / UBI 604 931 118
Helping one person at a time become self-sufficient and back in control of their lives.
The highest priority of Barrier Breakers is to promote effective initiatives that serve the areas that need them most. We believe in taking action with urgency in order to raise public awareness about some of the most pressing issues facing today’s society.
Barrier Breakers is a 501C3 Non-profit established to help create a lifestyle of sustainability in both our previously incarcerated and our unsheltered neighbors. We want to eliminate the prejudicial barriers that have contributed to their past and current situation. By showing them the necessary tools and education to be successful along with a positive pathway, we hope to eliminate their past barriers and help them to live a positive self-sufficient life ahead. We are looking for them to achieve their goals with the guarantee that no one spends another night without shelter.
Barrier Breakers is a seven-day-a-week outreach agency, meaning we help on Saturdays and Sundays. We understand help is still needed after 5 pm on Friday and before 8 am on Monday.
Education and de-stigmatization: will help eliminate prejudice barriers and discrimination in the community. Our goal is to help the community understand these marginalized neighbors and, rather than shun them, offer them a hand up.
This agency’s goal is to work with the community to understand the other side of the problem fully. Substance use, poverty, crime, and mental health will not go away by turning a blind eye. Ideally, the community will begin recognizing that we have a real problem. It is not an individual problem. It is a societal problem. We encourage agencies willing to take a chance on a previous offender, or our unsheltered neighbor, to help end the worker shortage and promote trust and healing for everyone in our community. We believe breaking down the stigmas within the community will bring hope to those who have lost it.
Outreach: meeting our unsheltered neighbors where they are and offering food, clothing, and other life-sustaining supplies. We build relationships and foster a sense of connection. Individuals struggling with Opioid Use Disorder, Mental Health, and substance use disorders have increased on the streets in our community. People are dying due to the influx of Fentanyl. Unfortunately, a stigma is already in place when they are finally ready for help. At Barrier Breakers, we will walk with them through treatment and build a connection to help bridge them back into the community. We work to reduce the barriers to services by breaking down the same cycle that many of our unsheltered individuals get stuck in. Barrier Breakers help create pathways of positive change in their lives in the hope of obtaining self-sufficiency.
Re-entry navigation: works with individuals exiting an institutional setting, including jails, prisons, and treatment centers. Barrier Breakers helps to eliminate prejudice and discrimination upon reentering the community. We build trusting relationships with the individual, meeting where they are comfortable to help navigate back into society. We help individuals navigate other agencies to rebuild confidence within themselves as productive members of society. We work to establish positive goals, formulate a plan of action, then accompany these individuals through their journey. Using the necessary tools, education, and positive pathways, we can help build self-sufficiency in the lives of people who once might have thought it impossible.
Services offered: Food, clothing, sleeping bags, wool blankets, tents, tarps, and other life-sustaining supplies. We also provide transportation to detox, treatment, or mental health services. We help navigate the housing system by partnering with other agencies and assisting with paperwork. We offer services through referrals, street outreach (in-person contact), or our website: www.bbfbarrierbreakerfoundation.com Additionally, Barrier Breakers will help to obtain their ID or driver’s license, help to navigate the court system, job referral, create a resume, sign up for college or obtain a GED, apply for clean and sober housing, and
NOW assist in individuals in completing community service work hours assigned from the courts, as well as many other barriers to achieving self-sufficiency.
THANK YOU from all of us at Barrier Breakers. We look forward to our future Partnership.
Barrier Breakers will also mentor them by showing that living a clean and sober lifestyle will help create a positive outcome and self-sufficiency in their lives.
We will help eliminate any prejudice or barriers so that they can create personal growth in their lives where in the past this wasn't an option for many of these these individuals but now will be perinate to their success.
We also offer for those in drug court the opportunity to work on their community service hours through varies trash clean-up opportunities in the community.
If you would like to make a financial contribution where a 100% of your money goes to help those in need of our services, please feel free to visit our website. www.bbfbarrierbreakerfoundation.com/make-a-cash-donation
Food and supplies are donated through various donors and the time going out and meeting people is volunteered. If you would like to donate any clothing items or other life sustaining items please feel free to reach out to us at 360-391-5501 0r 360 391 5062